Louisiana Sinkhole and Oil and Gas Leak


Map of Louisiana highlighting Assumption Parish

Map of Louisiana highlighting Assumption Parish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I remember when I started this blog in late spring I was going to write about some bubbles surfacing in a bayou that were being reported in Louisiana. Also reported: tremors, shifting houses, and the smell of rotten eggs.  In the summer of 2012 a giant a sinkhole opened up swallowing 1500 square feet of earth in Assumption Parish.  Residents around the area were evacuated.  Texas Brine, LLC seems to have punctured the Napoleonville salt dome and it is now collapsing. The company may have also stored radioactive waste in the area in the 1990s illegally.  High levels of radium were detected.  Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide are also detected.  Texas Brine, a Houston based oil and gas company has burned off 2.7 million cubic feet of gas so far..   It is December 14 and the hole has grown to 348,481 square feet or about 8 football fields.  In late November the ever growing sinkhole let out a “burp”, a burp of crude oil, brine, fracking liquid and other waste. The water rose and then the bubbling stopped briefly as the hole had been plugged with trees and plants it had swallowed.  Texas Brine has removed 6732 barrels of oil from the sinkhole with no end in site.   A few days into December the bubbling started again.

Residents that were allowed to stay in the area are suffering from ill health (especially children) and the aquifer can no longer be used as a water supply as it is contaminated.  With methane underground very close to the surface it is a ticking time bomb.

The fear that the sinkhole could explode is great.  If Texas Brine, LLC punctured the bottom of the dome into “The Big Hum”, an oil and gas bearing formation that is thousands of feet deep, it poses an even greater hazard.  Texas Brine has been fined by the government, but they still aren’t sure what to do to stop this disaster.  If an explosion occurred, it would be very, very large and very toxic.  There is radioactive waste in there too remember…

There have been numerous and unusual tremors in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, in recent weeks and they seem to be increasing.  Even stranger, there have been gas explosions all over the country and mysterious loud booms reported too.   The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is believed to be still leaking.

If you haven’t heard of these events, its not a surprise. Mainstream media is not reporting them and search engines could be filtering (censoring) search results. A media blackout has happened and the result could be the loss of many lives and the contamination of ????? area.

http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/ThirdAmendmenttoDecEmerDirective.101112.pdf

http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/DATA_SAMPLING/Shaw/IndustrialWWData/20121118isolab_Job19917.pdf

http://www.lasinkhole.wordpress.com/

http://www.examiner.com/topic/bayou-corne-sinkhole-disaster/articles

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